NEW YORK (AP) — Forty-game winner Amy Schneider capped her large 12 months by successful a hard-fought “Jeopardy!” event of champions in an episode that aired Monday.
Schneider, a author from Oakland, California, received three video games within the event finals, narrowly beating Andrew He, a software program developer from neighboring San Francisco, who received two video games. The third contestant, Sam Buttrey, was one other Californian who received one sport.
Schneider had a 40-game successful streak earlier this 12 months, the second longest within the sport present’s historical past, which started when she defeated He.
She stated she each needed to compete once more with He, recognized for his cold-blooded large bets on the present’s Day by day Doubles, and feared him.
“He was undoubtedly somebody that I knew might beat me as a result of he very practically did earlier than, and he did a few occasions right here as properly,” Schneider stated. “Any of the three of us actually might have received if a really small variety of issues had gone in another way.”
Schneider led He by $1,400 going into Last Jeopardy, the place the immediate was: “The January 12, 1864 Washington Night Star reported on a efficiency of this ‘dashing comedy’ to ‘a full and delighted home.’”
The right response: “What’s ‘Our American Cousin?’”
Schneider and He each answered appropriately, however Schneider made the larger wager. She received the $250,000 grand prize, He received $100,000 for second place and Buttrey received $50,000.
On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Sales space throughout a efficiency of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.